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Old 06-05-2010, 07:33 AM   #1
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I need to have the water heater in the same area as my breaker panel, are there restrictions or code as to "how far away from", or "waterproof separating walls", etc. I need to know before I start?

Also, they'll be in a bedroom, so that likely makes it different as well?

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Nope. It is pretty common for the water heater to be right next to the panel.

Besides, what is the likelihood that the water heater will spring a leak and spray the panel. At the same time, what is the likelihood that ANY water pipe in the vicinity of the panel, or any other electrical, spring a leak and soak everything?

Plumbing and electric occupy the same spaces ALL over your house. This is a NON-worry.

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and occupying a bedroom space is OK too?

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and occupying a bedroom space is OK too?
As long as proper clearances and restrictions are met, absolutely.
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I have panel clearance covered, thanks to ScubaDave's Picture post in another thread, any WH concerns?

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That I am not sure of. That is a plumber issue.
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